Speaking to Examiner, Assassin's Creed Unity creative director Alex Amancio revealed that the upcoming title will serve as a new start for the franchise and that it should be the ideal entry point for newcomers.
"It's a new start, it's a new narrative start. That is symbolized by a completely new context for the present day," he said.
"You've seen a little bit of an evolution with Black Flag, [but] we're not going to do the same thing. What we're doing with Unity is really the beginning [of] this new cycle of Assassin's Creed games."
"Because it's new, we can actually explain it properly because nobody is going to feel like it's redundant. I would say that Assassin's Creed Unity is the best entry point for the franchise since [the first Assassin's Creed]."
Assassin's Creed Unity is set for release on October 28th on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.